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Friday, February 29, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... Friends
of the Carthage Public Library will have their
monthly book sale on Saturday, March 1st from
8:00am to noon at 510 S. Garrison Ave. Call
237-7043 for more info.
Did Ya Know?... 4th
Annual TRIVIA Night, Friday Feb 29th, doors open
at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Auditorium. $100
per team, food & snacks incl., cash &
prizes to be awarded. For more info call Carthage
Chamber, ask for Amber at 358-2373.
Did Ya Know?... KIWANIS
PANCAKE DAY, Saturday, March 8th, 6am to 12:00pm
at the 1st United Methodist Church, 617 S Main
St, Carthage. All the pancakes you can eat. For
more info call 358-2577.
Did Ya Know?...Carthage
Hispanic Radio, station 107.9 FM KCAH will hold a
ribbon cutting on Saturday, March 1st at 3:00
p.m. in the Hispanic Christian Church, 122 Grant
"How many times must I
tell you, Willie, that one must keep his eyes
closed during prayer?"
"Yes, mamma, how do you
know I dont?"
Father - "When I was a
little boy, I always ate the crusts."
Willie - "Did you like
Father - "Of course, I
Willie - "Then you can
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
B. C. Logan had a fine mule either
stolen or strayed from his lot in Sarcoxie one night last
week. A reward is offered for its recovery.
in Land Prices.
Douglas E. McDowell bought
of Jacob League eight acres two miles northeast of Joplin
for $1800, or at $225 per acre. It has mineral value.
William P. Phelps bought
of Chester F. Hull a 20-acre tract located six miles east
of the court house for $150, or at $7.50 per acre. It is
rough timber land.
Mrs. Lovejoy is selling
all trimmed hats at cost. Now is the time to buy a new
hat for your wife, daughter or sweetheart. North side
Special sale of lemon
snaps at Briles on Saturday. Home made.
City officials are
expecting a preliminary grid for the salary
study, also known as the "Comprehensive
Compensation and Classification Study" which
is being conducted by Kaatz & Associates LLC.
City Administrator Tom Short said that the
preliminary information is expected by the end of
this week or early next week, after which Budget
Committee discussions will soon follow.
The study, which
cost the City $22,000, outlines proposed
revisions in payscales of City employees as well
as updating job classifications and renewing the
performance evaluation system used by the City.
The study and recommendations are to be completed
and presented to Council by April 1. The outcome
of the study may impact the City budget for
fiscal year 2009, the hearings for which are
slated to begin April 28.
Committee may also discuss a potential tax for
economic development during its upcoming March
10th meeting. During earlier discussions with
Economic Development Director John Bode, the
committee agreed to consider proposing up to a
1/2 percent sales tax which would be used to
encourage growth and development in the City.
Ive been doin some
cleanin and sortin the last couple of
weeks and I discovered that books are hard for me
to throw away.
It just seems that they keep
stackin up. Most of em have been at
least used for reference ever now and then,
quite a few have been read at least once. I
suppose that once theyve been read their
purpose has been served, but I always know there
is somethin in there that Ill forget
or need to know at a later date. Magazines with
useful information are hard enough to throw away,
books get put in a box for placement on that
someday-to-be-built book shelf.
I suppose I oughta clear out
all those mistakes I bought at some time or
another and just keep the good ones, but even the
mistakes are fun ta have around. They can always
serve as bad examples.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
Some things are
worth repeating and this recipe sent in by Mrs.
Kiser is one which is frequently requested.
Boil water and
pour over the amount of senna leaves you think
youll need - let it sit until the senna
shows a darker strength.
dried prunes, figs, dates, raisins, apples, dried
peaches or any mixture of dried fruit you desire.
Pour the senna tea over the mixture and cook
slowly until the fruit is done.
One recipe I saw
said to put this in a blender, but we chose to
keep it in a covered dish and eat some of the
fruit as needed.
This recipe was
given us over 66 years ago by a Dr. Dover of El
There are some
variations of this recipe, but it is basically a
laxative recipe. Remember that one may become
dependent upon laxatives. Use only when needed.
The fruit is good fibre and may be tasty, but be
sure not to overeat as too much may cause
Art Notes from Hyde
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Cards have gone
out to 100 of our "artist members" who
have art related careers, for our
lecture/workshop next week. On Tuesday evening we
welcome art curator and critic Michael Bell to
bring the first in his series of four quarterly
meetings, at 6:30 pm at the Hyde House. This
first is entitled "CREATING YOUR
PORTFOLIO", and promises to be both
instructive and interesting to anyone in the art
business, so even if you are not a current member
of artCentral, you are welcome to come and join
this group. The cost is a donation of 25.00 for
non-members, and a discounted 10% offered to our
members. Before we begin speaking about the new
show scheduled for March 28th opening, I want to
thank again our sponsor and underwriter,
Southwest Missouri Bank. SMB graciously agreed to
underwrite the last show, and we are very
grateful to them and their staff who so
generously appeared at the Opening night party.
Thanks to Jeannette Clem and all the folks there
who have been very good to artCentral in so many
ways! I want to dedicate todays article to
a fine local artist in her own right, who was
lost to us this past week. Jan Crandall moved to
Carthage early in her married life and as she was
connected to a hometown family, was quickly
assimilated into community life. One of
Jans many talents was toile painting, and I
was not here when she began teaching classes in
this art, but I do remember people talking about
those classes and her appreciating her talent. I
do have first-hand knowledge of her work, as my
three daughters were recipients of many of her
hand painted wooden Christmas ornaments that she
took orders for each year, signing and dating to
each child that she made one for. These are
indeed heirlooms now. I remember one year when we
were both active charter members of the
Womens Service League of Carthage, she
painted these for the gift shop set up in my
garage during one of the Christmas Homes Tours we
held then. A lot of Carthage children and others
will have those beautiful ornaments for their own
trees some day! One of the last things that Jan
painted was the ballot box that is used by the
Missouri State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood,
and used at each state convention. It was in need
of a "sprucing up" and, as it was in my
custody, I knew that Jan was our gal to give it a
new face. She did so one day last year when she
was laid up with one of the minor maladies that
come along with the treatment she was undergoing,
but she was happy and cheerful to do it for us.
She and I served together in Chapter HH, P.E.O.
Sisterhood, here in Carthage, for the years we
both have lived here, and both of us would have
celebrated 30 years as P.E.O.s in 2009. Jan
wont make it, but we will remember her next
year anyway for that 30th year, and I will be
proud to have served alongside her in our chapter
as a talented artist and willing member always
giving her best.
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